Burrito Squash Bowl

Sep 05, 2018

Burrito Squash Bowl

While burritos aren’t technically standard Mexican cuisine (they were invented in Texas!), Americans have adopted them as a counter-order cornerstone. In fact, at one national restaurant chain, customers have eaten almost 500 million burritos since 2016!

Traditional burritos are wrapped in either flour or corn tortillas, but this dish replaces those carbs with a fibrous veggie that is fantastic for the digestive system! Get a taste of this delicious squash bowl today:


  • For Spaghetti Squash
    • 2 medium spaghetti squash, halved, seeds removed
    • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt
    • ½ tsp. chili powder
    • ½ tsp. cumin
  • For Filling
    • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • ½ onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 lb. ground beef
    • 1 tbsp. taco seasoning mix
    • Kosher salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans
    • 1 ½ cups of chopped cherry tomatoes
    • 1 cups corn, canned and drained or frozen
    • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    • ½ cup shredded cheddar
    • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Drizzle cut sides of spaghetti squash with oil and season with salt, chili powder, and cumin. Place cut side down on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Roast until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool slightly. Using a fork, break up squash strands.
  2. Meanwhile, make filling: In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add ground beef, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook until beef is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in black beans, cherry tomatoes, and corn.
  4. Fill each spaghetti squash with beef mixture and top with cheeses. Return to oven to melt cheese, 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve.


Serves 2 (serving size per 1 squash bowl)

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 210
Total Fat 8 g
Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 16 g


This great recipe comes courtesy of Delish recipes!


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